Alexander Mirza is a global citizen, entrepreneur and thought leader. He is the Founder & CEO of Mogul Hotels, a venture-backed company that built hospitality’s first AI-powered talent marketplace. He started his career in management consulting at Braxton/Deloitte and ascended to partner at Accenture, advising C-suite executives on corporate strategy and technology led-innovation. After consulting he worked as a senior executive, overseeing corporate development and various divisions reporting to the CEOs of both publicly traded and PE backed companies including Starwood Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, sbe Group and Caesars Entertainment. His accomplishments include leading the launch of the Waldorf-Astoria brand and revitalizing Caesars hotels, restaurants, and nightlife with new concepts, brands, and partnerships.
In 2012, he co-founded Cachet Hotels & Resorts, a socially responsible lifestyle company based in Shanghai and became one of the few foreigners who scaled a hotel brand in China. Under his leadership as CEO, Cachet built China’s first Carbon neutral hotel, acquired, and managed a portfolio of boutique/lifestyle hotel and residential properties across Asia. The company was widely recognized for its design and culinary innovations, but most notably embracing diversity with a management team and hotel GM’s who comprised three quarters women and minorities.
Mirza received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was awarded the John A. McArthur Fellowship and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston, where he graduated first class standing and was an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar in international political economy. He has authored publications on the reversal of globalization, AI and human capital management, and diversity, equity and inclusion in Harvard Real Estate, The World Economic Forum, Phocuswright, Entrepreneur Magazine, the Library of Canada, and the United Nations. He has been named one of Canada’s Top 10 International Executives by Canadian Business has twice received the Mayor of Toronto’s Volunteer Creed for his work with new immigrants and inner-city youth. Born in India, he is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States.